Definition of personal identification number in English:

personal identification number

Syllabification: per·son·al i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion num·ber
(abbreviation: PIN)


  • A number allocated to an individual and used to validate electronic transactions.
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    • Firstly, you have to provide your PIN number over the phone and this has to be validated by a customer service agent.
    • Currently, users are issued a PIN number by the company.
    • Some people simply give their cash card and their PIN number to a trusted relative or a friend to draw money for them.

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